Sam’s primary source adventures

March 21, 2014 at 9:40 am Leave a comment

Each team member must research and read three primary sources written by your history banquet character and answer the following questions for EACH source. Each team member is to separately post their findings on the blog:

 

Primary Source One: (http://bit.ly/1r5qptN)

What date was each of the sources written?

2001.

What is the context of the writing? (is it a journal entry, a book, article, etc.)

It is a detailed biography.

What is the content of the writing? (what is it about?)

The historical overview of Joshua Chamberlain’s Life.

What is the significance of the writing? (why should anyone care about it?)

The article goes into detailed account of instances, backgrounds, and quotes from Chamberlain’s life.

How might you use it in your presentation?

This source will give both facts about his life, as well as giving a fair idea of the personality of our character.

 

Primary Source Two: (http://bit.ly/1iq1xaZ)

 

What date was each of the sources written?

Unknown.

What is the context of the writing? (is it a journal entry, a book, article, etc.)

It is a detailed biography.

What is the content of the writing? (what is it about?)

It is a detailed biography.

What is the significance of the writing? (why should anyone care about it?)

It differentiates from the above biography in multiple scenarios. 

How might you use it in your presentation?

This source will give both facts about his life, as well as giving a fair idea of the personality of our character.

 

Primary Source Three: (http://bit.ly/1mkOsnP)

 

What date was each of the sources written?

Originally published in Gettysburg Magazine, January 1992.

What is the context of the writing? (is it a journal entry, a book, article, etc.)

A journal entry.

What is the content of the writing? (what is it about?)

A first-hand account of Joshua Chamberlain’s affairs in Gettysburg.

What is the significance of the writing? (why should anyone care about it?)

Oftentimes we cannot possibly know what an individual was thinking, especially if nothing is recorded. However, this article offers us the rare opportunity to do just that.

How might you use it in your presentation?

This source gives us great information on what Chamberlain’s thoughts were and how he implemented them. This will make any presentation we do seem much more “real” to be able to convey things such as “…And then I thought ______…” etc.

 

Primary Source Four: (http://bit.ly/1h1oY7D) [because asian = overachiever. Duh.]

 

 

What date was each of the sources written?

Unknown.

What is the context of the writing? (is it a journal entry, a book, article, etc.)

A Biography.

What is the content of the writing? (what is it about?)

Another overview of Chamberlain’s life.

What is the significance of the writing? (why should anyone care about it?)

I have chosen three biographies because each differs slightly and offers key facts.

How might you use it in your presentation?

This source will give both facts about his life, as well as giving a fair idea of the personality of our character.

 

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